Freehold with vacant possession of a prominent and attractive four storey office/retail building in the heart of Guildford with prior approval granted for 5 flats on 1st and 2nd floor
- Prominent and attractive four storey building in the heart of Guildford.
- Currently offering A2/B1 use but with potential to include other uses under the new Class E
- Freehold with vacant possession
- Prior approval was granted on 2 February 2021 to convert the upper floors to provide 5 self-contained studio apartments (subject to conditions)
- Offers in excess of £1.2million
The building is located in the heart of the town centre at the eastern end of the pedestrianized, cobbled High Street.
The surrounding buildings are generally three storeys in height with shops and cafe/restaurants at ground level and are charcterised by narrow frontages representing styles from all ages and a number of listed buildings.
The property benefits from having a separate entrance at street level to the upper floors Internally, it has been recently refurbished by a previous occupier so as to provide good quality office accommodation throughout.
Exiting Floor Area (approx)
Second Floor - Offices - 101.0sqm / 1,087sqft
First Floor - Offices - 100.6sqm / 1,083sqft
Ground Floor - Offices - 142.8sqm / 1,537sqft
Basement - Stores - 8,7sqm / 93sqft
Second Floor - Offices - 73.0sqm / 786sqft
First Floor - Offices - 82.1sqm / 884sqft
Ground Floor - Offices - 107.5sqm / 1,157sqft
Basement - Stores - 8.3sqm / 89sqft
GIA - 353.1sqm / 3,801sqft
NIA - 270.9sqm / 2,916sqft
The property comes within the Town Centre Conservation Area. The property currently benefits from a Class E Use. Prior approval was granted on 2 February 2021 for a change of use from existing Office Use on 1st and 2nd Floors to Residential Use to provide five studio units. Two units on the 1st Floor and three units on the 2nd Floor.
There is a condition that states that before any permitted dwelling is occupied, all living and sleeping areas should be adequately insulated so as not to exceed the upper limited guidelines for noise levels as stated in the noise assessment from MRG Consulting dated 20 November 2020 and in accordance with BS 8233:2014.
The area comes within a controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) but has a high level of public transport accessiblity.
Available upon request
A 'prior approval' appliction to convert the upper floors to provide 5 self contained studio apartments has been submitted to the local authority. We consider these flats will be attractive to students. The university campus is just a mile away and the city centre location is good for student living.
Proposed Studio Scheme on the Upper Floors:
Studio 1 - 30sqm / 322sqft
Studio 2 - 21sqm / 226sqft
Studio 3 - 32sqm / 344sqft
Studio 4 - 27sqm / 290sqft
Studio 5 - 26sqm / 279sqft
Total - 136sqm / 1,461sqft
Ground Floor - C (75)
Upper Floors - C (71)
The building has not been elected for VAT